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The Faceless Apparitions of Vyolynce

“Tread the border of light and dark”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Darkest Corners of the Mind

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The Faceless Apparitions of Vyolynce is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by That Guy with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.327 billion Vyos enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowlands. The average income tax rate is 24%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The government is avowedly atheist, anti-tourism militias patrol the borders, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners, and senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vyolynce's national animal is the shadow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the soul.

Vyolynce is ranked 2nd in Darkest Corners of the Mind and 164th in the world for Smartest Citizens, scoring 45 on the Average Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, anti-tourism militias patrol the borders.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 12 days ago: Vyolynce was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the government pours millions of souls into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, shadows are becoming popular in pet stores nationwide.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.

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